St John's College (Hillcrest)
Curriculum Guide


Visual Arts

Through engaging in the visual art, students learn how to discern in, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds. Visual arts learning, begins with students’s curiosity and delight in their senses and stories and extends to communication of complex ideas and concepts. An understanding of Maori visual culture is achieved through exploration of Maori contexts.  The arts of European, Pasifika, Asian and other cultures add significant dimensions to New Zealand visual culture.

 In visual arts education, students develop visual literacy and aesthetic awareness as they manipulate and transform visual, tactile and spatial ideas to solve problems. They explore experiences, stories, abstract concepts, social issues and needs, both individually and collaboratively. They experiment with different media and materials, using processes and convention/s to develop their visual enquires and creates both static and time-based art works.  They view art works, bringing their own experiences, sharing their responses and generating multiple interpretations. Their meaning making is further informed by investigation of the contexts in which art works are created, used and valued.  As they develop their visual literacy, students are able to engage with a wider range of art experiences in increasingly complex and conscious ways.

 The visual arts develop students’ conceptual thinking within a range of practices across drawing, sculpture, design, painting, printmaking, photography and moving image.  Theoretical investigations also inform practical enquiry. Opportunities to explore and communicate in their visual arts continue to expand as technologies and multi-disciplinary practices evolve.


ArtSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

10ART - Year 10 Art

This is a broad-based theoretical and practical course, which involves students in drawing, design, painting, printmaking and/or three-dimensional work. 

What skills will I learn?
Students will gain an understanding of contemporary artists and their working methods. The aim of the course is to develop perceptual, imaginative, technical and critical skills through the making and analysing of art works.

Credits: Nil. Short and long Practical projects

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Greenwood

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25. Pencils 2B-4B, Easer, Coloured pencils.


Drama Learning Area

Drama is a unique, challenging yet enjoyable subject. Drama focuses on developing skills that are invaluable throughout life. Studying drama does not just lead to being an actor but it develops confidence to excel in any career, especially working with people.  It fosters important skills and qualities such as creativity, communication, self-confidence, trust, team work and cooperation. Drama at St John’s is a combination of appreciation, writing, analysing and technical and stagecraft experience. 

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10DRA - Year 10 Drama

The course covers all strands of the Drama Curriculum and offers the opportunity to express oneself through workshops and performance. Students will develop their knowledge of the theories and practices of Drama and learn to create their own original pieces as well as perform scripted plays. Topics include Devising a Performance and Improvisation.

What skills will I learn?
Students will learn the Techniques and Conventions of drama, while increasing their confidence in verbal communication, presentation skills and public speaking.

Assessment will be linked to the New Zealand Curriculum and each of the four strands: Developing Practical Knowledge in Drama, Developing Ideas in Drama, Communicating and Interpreting in Drama and Understanding Drama in Context.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Johansson-Hale

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25
2B5 Exercise book


Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the English and Languages Faculty page

The subjects within the faculty have roots in the humanities: the languages of English, Te Reo Māori, and Spanish, and the fields of literature, drama, and media studies.  These subjects ask our student to explore the human world they live in, not through experiments and measurement but through rational analysis, emotional insight and imagination.

Our vision for our learners in the faculty is for them become:

The importance of literature and language has never been greater in an ever-changing world saturated by media, influenced by global politics, and impacted by rapid technological change.  The humanities provide an outlet for students to seek connection by interpreting the world around them through cross-cultural and language based understandings.

There is no doubt that the job market is changing.  We hear daily that jobs in many traditional fields from the trades to medicine, from accounting to horticulture, are becoming obsolete as they are increasingly automated or outsourced to the developing world.  However, the research is clear that fields that involve the skills fostered in the humanities, like critical thought, emotional intelligence, philosophical and moral reasoning are in no danger of disappearing.  Therefore, students focused on success in the 21st Century job market would be wise to pursue study in these fields, setting themselves up for the greatest variety of opportunities in their lives beyond school.

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10ENG - Year 10 English

The Year 10 English course is the second year of the two year junior programme, building on their literacy and communication skills. Students will read widely, write across a variety of genres and text types, analyse film/visual texts, and develop their competency in speaking in front of an audience through Shakespearean drama and prepared speech (TED Talks).

The course focuses on developing students' reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, preparing them for NCEA Level One English. Student success is targeted through the use of E-Asttle data, exam and test results from the Year 9 course. Students work towards self-selected goals to help maintain focus and self-motivation throughout the year.

What skills will I learn?
Reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and presenting.

End of unit assessments and e-asttle writing tests

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 Education Perfect
$10 Poetry in Action


Years 9 and 10

The Mathematics Programme utilises the Achievement Objectives set at Levels 3 to 5 of The New Zealand Curriculum, building on work already achieved at intermediate school level. Running through the course are the key competencies: thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing. 

Testing is done in Years 9 and 10 to identify what curriculum levels students are at, and then used to develop programmes that address learning gaps in each class.

The course develops students' Number, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability skills.

Students will be encouraged to develop their numeracy skills by being introduced to, and engaging with a range of mathematical problems. Students will have opportunities to develop their thinking skills; understanding of language, symbols and texts; self management; ability to relate to others and participate and contribute with the issue affecting the world around them.

Senior Mathematics and Statistics (NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3)

A range of courses are available at the senior level catering for differing interests and ability levels. 

Mathematics is compulsory at Year 11, as 10 Numeracy Credits are required to reach Level 1 NCEA. We offer both an external and an internal course.

Most students will also do Mathematics in Year 12, as it is a requirement for most tertiary courses, and its concepts and skills are fundamental to many science courses. Again Saint John's offers both external and internal courses.

In Year 13 we offer two Mathematics courses - Statistics and Calculus.  Both require prerequisites from the Year 11 and 12 external Maths courses.

MathematicsSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

10MAT - Year 10 Mathematics

The Mathematics Curriculum is divided into five strands:
• Number
• Measurement
• Geometry and Trigonometry
• Algebra and Graphs
• Statistics and Probability

What skills will I learn?
Mathematical process skills will be applied such as problem solving, reasoning and communicating. We aim to develop in students the skills, concepts, understandings, and attitudes which will enable them to cope confidently with the mathematics of everyday life.

Students will be assessed by end of topic assessments and an end of year examination.
Each student will have their very own workbook which will be used in class as well as providing material for homework assignments.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery:

The cost of the Year 10 Maths workbook is $20.
The online tuition website Mathsbuddy is optional, at an extra cost of $30 for a year’s subscription.


The Music Program at St. John's college is designed to encourage and develop a student's passion for music in a creative environment.  From the Year 9 option where students get a taste of what Music looks like at college through to NCEA where students create original music, perform to audiences as individuals and in groups, develop their theory knowledge and enhance their research skills. 

Students have a range of music opportunities available to them through extra-curricular groups and they are encouraged to join these as music students. Skills learnt while playing music in a group situation help increase confidence and ability.  Students will learn a variety of new skills each year, continuing on from the previous year with an increased focus on music technology and creativity present in the music industry today. 

By Year 13 music students will be able to:

Understanding music in context

Developing practical knowledge

Developing ideas

Communicating and interpreting

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10MUS - Year 10 Music

• Students will research, analyse and present knowledge of music. 

• There are three major Units of Work pursued during the year.

What skills will I learn?
• Song Writing and Composition
• Performance and instrumental skills. Formal tuition is highly recommended for all students
• Appreciate music in context
• Develop an understanding for music theory and the elements of music

• Song Writing and Composition
• Research
• Performance – Solo and Group

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. McHugh

Recommended Prior Learning:

Year 9 Music or one year tuition on an instrument. Students will need to commit to lessons on a chosen instrument for the full year.

Physical Education

This faculty is responsible for the provision of Physical Education, Outdoor Education, our Athlete Development program and Health.  

The Physical Education Curriculum is designed to be taught in, through and about movement.  It encapsulates four strands; Personal Health and Physical Development, Movement Concepts and Motor Skills, Relationships with Other People and Healthy Communities and Environments.  Our curriculum is about enhancing the well-being of ourselves, others and society through health promotion, changing or challenging attitudes and values, using a socio-ecological perspectives and demonstrating principles of Hauora (well being).

At St John's College we endeavor to meet these curriculum goals by providing engaging innovative programs that challenge and motivate our students.

Physical EducationSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

10ADP - Year 10 Athlete Development Program

The Athlete Development Programme is an invitation only course in which students are trialled, and if selected, offered a place. The Athlete Development Programme provides students time within the junior option structure to receive specialised training during curriculum time. The program also covers basic exercise physiology (energy systems), fitness studies and program planning.

What skills will I learn?
Students will learn and develop the core physical skills and conditioning to excel in their given sport. Theoretical content will support practical sessions and give students a solid foundation to be successful in the NCEA level 1 Physical Education course.

Physical Skills/ Fitness (Practical)
Programme Planning (Assignment)

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Neil

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $85

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10PHE - Year 10 Physical Education/Health

Students will participate in a wide range of large and small ball sports and activities including; American Football, Softcross, Tennis, and Volleyball. Students will develop movement and spatial awareness skills within the context of Parkour. They will also complete a surf survival course, which is a combination of practice and theory. Students will participate in two fitness blocks covering basic exercise physiology, fitness testing, and circuit training. 

The theme for Health at Year 10 is 'Young men as risk takers'. Units taught include; Sexuality, Drug use and misuse, Surf survival.

What skills will I learn?
Striking, catching, kicking, throwing and spatial awareness. Interpersonal skills. Students will be challenged to create and develop attacking and defensive strategies.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $10 (pool hireage)

Religious Studies

NgaTaonga– Living the Treasure

Religious Education at Saint John's College is a subject which presents the Christian message to all students at all levels of the school, through the traditions and ceremonies of the Catholic church.

The philosophy of Saint John's College is based on that of the Founder of the Marist Brothers, Saint Marcellin Champagnat. The elements of Marist spirituality present in our college is:

God’s Presence and Love
Trust in God
Love of Jesus and His Gospel
In the Way of Mary
Family Spirit
A Spirituality of Simplicity

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10REL - Year 10 Religious Education

The focus of the Understanding Faith Curriculum in Year 10 is journeys. Topics covered in Year 10 will include,
Discovering Our Identity, Journey Stories, the Meaning and Significance of Eucharist, the Church’s Story in the Middle Ages, Inspiring Men and Women, Sinfulness and Reconciliation, the Teachings of Jesus and Expressions of Catholic Life.

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Bartram

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Own Bible
+/-$10 National Centre for Religious Studies Textbook License

Recommended Prior Learning:

Religious Education is a compulsory subject, all students will have followed the Understanding Faith Curriculum's Year 9 Course.


Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence – including by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations. Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence. Different cultures and periods of history have contributed to the development of science.

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10SCI - Year 10 Science

Science in Year 10 is based on the level 5 achievement objectives from the “Science in the New Zealand Curriculum” document. Throughout the year students will complete seven units looking into various aspects of:

The Living World
• Medical Science
• Genetics and Evolution

The Physical World
• Forces and Motion
• Electricity and Magnetism

The Material World
• Atomic Science and Metallurgy
• Acids and Bases

Planet Earth & Beyond
• Geology and Earth Science

What skills will I learn?
Science develops a student’s ability to investigate the natural world by making observations, gathering evidence to test ideas, modelling phenomena and communicating and debating with others.

End of Unit tests and internal assignments combined with an end-of-year exam.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Wood

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Scipad
1B5 Exercise book

Recommended Prior Learning:

Year 9 Science

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences prepare you for the world! – in all its aspects. You will get the most out of our wonderful world if you understand its diversity, its development, its issues and its humanity.

The Social Sciences provide students with a wide range of opportunities to broaden their experiences and skills to enable them to be engaged and socially aware members of society. In Year 9 and Year 10 all students study Social Studies. At year 10 students may take year 10 Business studies as an option.

The Senior Social Sciences split into Accounting, Economics, Geography and History. These subjects are available in all three levels of NCEA. Level 3 Tourism is available for year 13 students.

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10BUS - Year 10 Business Studies

Business decision-making, management and participation through the following topics:
1. Scarcity, Choice, Values and Demand
2. Production and Productivity
3. Consumer Laws
4. Setting Up an Enterprise
5. Income, Borrowing and Investment

What skills will I learn?
Business decision making, processing and interpreting economic data, recognising different values, gathering and processing research data are integral to the study of business. Innovation and enterprise are integral in the Enterprise unit where students will operate their own businesses at a trade fair evening.

Assessment includes a number of practical exercises and tests plus a final end of year exam.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Healy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 for Course work books.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

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10SST - Year 10 Social Studies

Social Studies enables students to participate in a changing society as confident, informed and responsible citizens. Students will investigate and explore important social issues, make decisions, work cooperatively and build their knowledge of their history, their land, and their society.

Social Studies Achievement Objectives
Time, Continuity and Change: How ideas and actions have shaped the lives and experiences of people through time - Ideas & Actions Unit
Time, Continuity and Change: How past events have influenced relationships within and between groups of people - Influence of Past Events Unit
Social Organisation: How and why people seek to gain and maintain social justice and human rights - Social Justice Unit
Skills : a range of visual, statistical and written comprehension activities will be covered in all the units - All Units
Resources and Economic Activities: The changing nature of work and the resulting consequences, and factors that affect people’s work opportunities and conditions - Work It Out! Unit
Culture and Heritage: The effects of interaction on cultures and societies, how people respond to diversity of cultures and heritages, and the consequences of such responses - Melting Pot Unit

What skills will I learn?
Social Studies emphasises the skills and processes involved in social participation. Students are challenged to think clearly and critically about human behaviour, to explore different values and viewpoints, collect and research information from a variety of sources, and process that information. They will need to communicate effectively and apply ideas to solve problems.

It will be assessed with a series of concept and process assessments. There is a final exam in Term 4.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Healy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $15 for course materials
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.


Why should you learn Spanish?

The acquisition of a second language has been proven to not only aid your cognitive skills, but also to improve the language you learn as an infant. Equally, the earlier you learn a language, the easier it is to retain it for life. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world, offering huge scope for work and travel in the future. It is also very closely related to Italian and French, which allows for future linguistic learning opportunities. 

The course

Spanish runs from Year 9 through to Year 13 at St. John's College. Year 9's will complete a six-month compulsory programme, learning the basics such as how to introduce themselves, say their age and birthday, where they are from and some classroom vocabulary. Prior knowledge is not required, although many are surprised at how much they remember from certain TV programmes they watched when younger!

Content is delivered via various forms of media, such as books, computer software, videos, films and songs. Music is hugely beneficial to retention of the language. Games are important as well, providing opportunities to revise previous content in a fun and engaging way while also offering the chance of competing against others at the same time, which is always popular! 

The basic skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening to Spanish are developed from Year 9 level all the way through to Year 13. NCEA internal exams consist of written work and a short speech; the externals are a Listening and Reading exam in the summer. 

Above all, the emphasis is upon learning the language gently over time and at the students' pace.  The fact that we have fun doing so is always an added bonus! 

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10SPA - Year 10 Spanish

Spanish in Year 10 builds on the basics from Year 9 and includes topics such as where you live, telling time, school subjects, transport, likes and dislikes and of course, food. We continue our exploration of culture and customs in the Spanish speaking world and look at different regions of Spain in detail. Students will use a workbook in class and have access to several free online language resources.

What skills will I learn?
Emphasis is placed on the four main language disciplines of listening, reading, writing and speaking with overall communication and appropriate social interaction a key focus. Students will learn through a variety of means including games, video clips, songs, role play and research.

Students will be assessed both informally (classroom interactions, quizzes, written tasks) and more formally in language and culture tests.

This course leads smoothly into Level 1 NCEA Spanish in Year 11. 

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Derecourt

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $50, including subscription to Language Perfect educational software (Spanish)

1 2204320 Warwick 1B5 Exercise Book 7mm
Ruled 40 Leaves
1 1221507 OfficeMax Large Glue Stick 40g
1 1952013 OfficeMax Pink Text Highlighter
Chisel Tip
1 1951998 OfficeMax Green Text Highlighter
Chisel Tip

Recommended Prior Learning:

For native speakers - none. Native speakers of Spanish may enter Year 10 Spanish WITHOUT having taken Year 9 Spanish. Admission to Year 10 Spanish for these students will be done at the discretion of Mrs Derecourt and the Year 9 Dean.

Te Reo Māori

Why should you learn Te Reo Māori?

There are numerous amounts of research and evidence out there to say that learning another language other than your native language will be beneficial for your cognitive (how you process information) understanding. Te Reo Māori is also one of two official languages of New Zealand and provides a uniqueness that identifies us from the world.

Course Progression

Te Reo Māori is available for every student at every level of the school. Year 9 students will begin with a compulsory programme for two terms where they will learn how St John's College implements Te Ao Māori into our school life and how we sustain it to and beyond Year 13.

Year 10 will add on from Year 9 learning and begin to look at NCEA Level 1 Māori and what to expect when entering Year 11. Year 11 will see the beginning of Level 1 Te Reo Māori then from there you will advance onto Year 12 Level 2 Te Reo Māori. Finally, the third and final stage of your journey here at St John's College will be to complete Year 13 Level 3 Te Reo Māori. 

At this stage you will be at the beginning of your journey in learning Te Reo Māori. There are numerous other options and opportunities for you to continue learning Te Reo Māori. Job opportunities that Te Reo Māori can open up are increasing by the day. Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori!!

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10MAO - Year 10 Māori

In Year 10 Te Reo Māori, you will be building your skills in this subject in order for your successful progression to NCEA Level 1. The following list are a sample of topics you will be covering. 

You will be able to:
- Talk about money, know days of the week, saying something has happened, use negative action sentences
- Talk about sport in Te Reo Māori
- Understand the significance of a marae by learning some common protocols and procedures when entering for a powhiri
- Talk about kai in Te Reo Māori by being able to follow a recipe while making the kai. There will be a field trip to a local cafe where you will be able to order a kai in Maori
- Study unit on Māori art by producing your own sample of a given art piece eg: carving, taonga pūoro

What skills will I learn?
Literacy and numeracy skills will be enhanced through writing, reading, counting and speaking in Te Reo Māori. Words and sentence structures are analysed and examined in depth to understand how these are able to form a sentence in Te Reo Māori. You will be able to converse in a short conversation in Te Reo Māori.

Throughout the year students will be assessed on their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to check for retention of learning. At the end of every unit students again will be tested to assess how students are tracking in that unit.

Students of the Senior Māori classes in 2020 will be eligible for the trip to Rarotonga relating to our Tainui Waka kaupapa.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Hudson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B8 x2
$10 - one trip during Term 3 (Koroneihana)

Recommended Prior Learning:



Technology Learning Area

Technology Education

Technology Education is offered in four areas at St Johns College: Materials Technology, Food Technology, Digital Technology and Design and Visual Communication.

While the subject content varies between Technology areas, the practice used is very much the same with a focus on producing quality outcomes that are derived from issues that are of interest to our students.  

While our major focus is around skill development and producing quality outcomes, students are also taught to self-manage, solve problems and work with others.

Students have the opportunity to visit local industry and work with Industry mentors.  They will identify and work with stakeholder and community groups from outside our school environment.  They will also have the opportunity have contact with, visit and participate in activities with local tertiary providers.

While participating in senior Technology classes, students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to gain knowledge about a range of career pathways available to them.

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

10DIG - Year 10 Digital Technologies

Digital Technology covers a wide range of fields of study, from programing and computer science to digital media and web design. In this programme whilst we develop digital skills the focus is on the key competencies of managing self, thinking, problem solving and working with others. The aim is to develop your abilities to manage a project working independently, meet deadlines and solve problems along the way.

What skills will I learn?
The year has two main projects animation and robotics. Students develop outcomes individually and within a team. Animation will give students the opportunity to develop their creattive side using Adobe Animate to produce short animations for specific audiences and purposes. In robotics students will learn how to program, and construct a working robot.

During the year there will three main assessment tasks
• Computer Science
• Animation
• Robotics

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $20 for Adobe software licences.

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10DVC - Year 10 Design & Visual Communication

DVC is a subject that engages students in the purposeful study of drawing and design and challenges them to develop and communicate their design ideas. 

This course involves a range of set activities in Graphics Communication which enables students to-
• To be able to master and demonstrate a wide range of Graphic and drawing skills.
• To present these using advanced presentation techniques.
• To communicate ideas using the most appropriate Graphic Modes and Media.

What Skills will I learn?
Students will learn how to analyse and interpret design features of existing products to support the development of their own design ideas. They will learn how to develop product, spatial and architectural designs. Students will learn a wide range of visual communication techniques and drawing skills which includes freehand sketching, rendering and formal drawing using specialist drawing equipment and will be introduced to CAD (computer aided design). They will learn how to identify and use the appropriate visual modes and media to effectively present their design concepts.

Assessment will based on a combination of class work and set assignment.

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Mitchell

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Stationery List
Qty OfficeMax code Description
2 2803615 A3 Warwick 17C9U Drawing Pad Refill 110gsm
2 1022598 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2H pencil
2 1022849 Staedtler Traditional Graphite HB pencil
2 1022563 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2B pencil
1 2899604 30cm Clear Plastic Ruler
1 2802449 Eraser
1 1950592 OfficeMax Coloured Pencils 12pkt
1 1157957 26cm 450 Set Square
1 1158066 26cm 600 Set Square
1 2208830 Staedtler Compass
1 1422928 450 x 325 A3 Handy Pouch (recommended)
(Alternative 2822520 A3 Art Carry Case Zipped Polypropylene Black

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10FTE - Year 10 Food Technology

This course includes food technology, food hygiene and safety, nutrition and methods of cooking.

Skills included in this course include:
• The Technology Process
• Investigation of safe food practices.
• Designing and production of a variety of healthy, nutritious recipes.
• The investigation and use of modern kitchen appliances.
• The investigation, selection and production of recipes suitable for a healthy teenager.

Some assessment is done from the New Zealand Technology curriculum, formative assessment and practical work.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Myburgh

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $50

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10TEC - Year 10 Materials Technology

Working from design briefs the course promotes solving problems through a selection of design and practical activities. Students will study Technology related to tools, materials and processes used in their designs and practical work.

The course includes research, design and manufacture. It aims to –
• Enable students to develop life skills, ingenuity and resourcefulness through practical activities based on real situations.
• Provide problem solving experiences which are challenging, creative, useful and enjoyable and draw upon students’ interests and cultural backgrounds.

What Skills will I learn?
Students will develop design and problem solving skill as well as a wide range of machine and hand skills. Students will also develop knowledge relating to a wide range of materials and processing methods used while using this knowledge and skills to manufacture student generated projects.

Students are assessed against aspects of the NZ Technology curriculum.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Andrew

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $15 per term to cover materials.
Stationary List. A4 20 page clear folder , A4 unlined refill pad, 1 Artline 200 black ink pen, coloured pencils.